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Energy Transfer LP is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Energy Transfer shares (ET.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $5.44 – the same closing value as a week prior. Energy Transfer employs 12,812 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $42.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Energy Transfer

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ET in this case.
  5. Research Energy Transfer shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Energy Transfer shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Energy Transfer's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Energy Transfer's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $5.44, which is 55.19% down on its pre-crash value of $12.14 and 45.07% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $3.75.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Energy Transfer shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $374.24 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $425.03.

Energy Transfer share price

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Energy Transfer shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market close$5.44
52-week range$3.3583 - $12.121
50-day moving average $6.2788
200-day moving average $6.3883
Wall St. target price$10.25
PE ratio 9.717
Dividend yield $1.07 (16.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.522
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
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Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Energy Transfer stock?

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Energy Transfer price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $5.6

1 week (2021-01-15) -20.11%
1 month (2020-12-22) -13.31%
3 months (2020-10-22) -10.40%
6 months (2020-07-22) -15.02%
1 year (2020-01-22) -55.94%
2 years (2019-01-22) -60.28%
3 years (2018-01-22) -69.80%
5 years (2016-01-22) -41.85%

Is Energy Transfer under- or over-valued?

Valuing Energy Transfer stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Energy Transfer's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Energy Transfer's P/E ratio

Energy Transfer's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Energy Transfer shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Energy Transfer's PEG ratio

Energy Transfer's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2186. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Energy Transfer's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Energy Transfer's EBITDA

Energy Transfer's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $9.7 billion (£7.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Energy Transfer's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Energy Transfer financials

Revenue TTM $42.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.52%
Gross profit TTM $11.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.14%
Return on equity TTM 2.14%
Profit margin -0.56%
Book value $6.781
Market capitalisation $17.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Energy Transfer shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ET.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 45.4 million Energy Transfer shares held short by investors – that's known as Energy Transfer's "short interest". This figure is 14% down from 52.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Energy Transfer shares can be evaluated.

Energy Transfer's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Energy Transfer's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Energy Transfer shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Energy Transfer shares traded daily (recently around 25.6 million). Energy Transfer's SIR currently stands at 1.77. In other words for every 100,000 Energy Transfer shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1770 shares are currently held short.

However Energy Transfer's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Energy Transfer shares, or, against the total number of tradable Energy Transfer shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Energy Transfer's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Energy Transfer shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0195% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Energy Transfer shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Energy Transfer.

Find out more about how you can short Energy Transfer stock.

Energy Transfer's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Energy Transfer.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Energy Transfer's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 48.6

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Energy Transfer's overall score of 48.6 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 95th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Energy Transfer is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Energy Transfer's environmental score

Environmental score: 1/100

Energy Transfer's environmental score of 1 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Energy Transfer is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Energy Transfer's social score

Social score: 1/100

Energy Transfer's social score of 1 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Energy Transfer is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Energy Transfer's governance score

Governance score: 1/100

Energy Transfer's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Energy Transfer is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Energy Transfer's controversy score

Controversy score: 5/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Energy Transfer scored a 5 out of 5 for controversy – the lowest score possible, reflecting that Energy Transfer's public profile has been damaged by multiple incidents.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Energy Transfer LP was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 48.6
Total ESG percentile 95.28
Environmental score 1
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 1
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 1
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 5

Energy Transfer share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 104.64% of net profits

Recently Energy Transfer has paid out, on average, around 104.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 16.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Energy Transfer shareholders could enjoy a 16.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Energy Transfer's case, that would currently equate to about $1.07 per share.

Energy Transfer's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Energy Transfer's most recent dividend payout was on 19 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Energy Transfer's shares ever split?

Energy Transfer's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 27 July 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Energy Transfer shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Energy Transfer shares which in turn could have impacted Energy Transfer's share price.

Energy Transfer share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Energy Transfer's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.3583 up to $12.121. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Energy Transfer's is 2.5853. This would suggest that Energy Transfer's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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Energy Transfer overview

Energy Transfer LP provides energy-related services. The company owns and operates approximately 9,400 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and three natural gas storage facilities in Texas; and 12,500 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines. It sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. The company also owns and operates natural gas gathering and natural gas liquid (NGL) pipelines, processing plants, and treating and conditioning facilities in Texas, New Mexico, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Louisiana; natural gas gathering, oil pipeline, and oil stabilization facilities in South Texas; and a natural gas gathering system in Ohio, as well as transports and supplies water to natural gas producers in Pennsylvania. In addition, it owns approximately 4,515 miles of NGL pipelines; NGL and propane fractionation facilities; NGL storage facilities with working storage capacity of approximately 50 million barrels (MMBbls); and other NGL storage assets and terminals with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 13 MMBbls. Further, the company sells gasoline, middle distillates, and motor fuel at retail, as well as crude oil, NGLs, and refined products; operates convenience stores; and distributes motor fuels and other petroleum products. Additionally, it provides natural gas compression services; carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration, and British thermal unit management services; and manages coal and natural resources properties, as well as sells standing timber, leases coal-related infrastructure facilities, collects oil and gas royalties, and generates electrical power. The company was formerly known as Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. and changed its name to Energy Transfer LP in October 2018. Energy Transfer LP was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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